As the demand for mental health resources and care continue to be pushed to the forefront, particularly after the pandemic, Shary will take part in a discussion on addressing this need with fellow design and clinician leaders from Penn Medicine Princeton, Texas A&M University College of Architecture, architecture+, Cornell University, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and more on Thursday, May 20 at 10am CST.
The panel will discuss how mental healthcare is now interwoven into emergency departments, outpatient care as well as other ambulatory facilities. To ensure the best possible care as well as be mindful of patient and staff safety, design must keep mental healthcare in mind when designing majority of healthcare environments. They will also discuss how to care for behavioral health patients who have other physical comorbidities, and the latest and great on how outdoor settings enhance outcomes.
Shary is one of the leaders within our mental and behavioral health practice. She has more than 30 years of design experience specializing in healthcare planning and architecture. She leads integrated healthcare design teams and designing for behavioral health. Her past projects include inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facilities as well as safe emergency department crisis spaces and broader healthcare design of surgery and ambulatory facilities.